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Plant strategies and the dynamics and structure of plant communities

Author: David Tilman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1988.
Series: Monographs in population biology, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although ecologists have long considered morphology and life history to be important determinants of the distribution, abundance, and dynamics of plants in nature, this book contains the first theory to predict explicitly both the evolution of plant traits and the effects of these traits on plant community structure and dynamics. David Tilman focuses on the universal requirement of terrestrial plants for both
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Tilman
ISBN: 0691084882 9780691084886 0691084890 9780691084893
OCLC Number: 16805975
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The isocline approach to resource competition --
3. Mechanisms of competition for nutrients and light --
4. Allocation patterns and life histories --
5. Vegetation patterns on productivity and loss rate gradients --
6. The dynamics of plant competition --
7. Succession --
8. Secondary succession on a Minnesota sandplain --
9. Questions and conclusions.
Series Title: Monographs in population biology, 26.
Other Titles: Dynamics and structure of plant communities.
Responsibility: David Tilman.
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